History Gays

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Karl Heinrich ULRICHS [2] (1825 - 1895), the first ever gay man to speak out publicly for civil rights of gay people;

 

Harvey MILK [3] (1930 - 1978), the first ever openly gay US-politician elected to a public office;

 

Oscar WILDE [4] (1854 - 1900), poet & playwright;

 

Harry HAY [5] (1912 - 2002), co-founder of the Mattachine Society and of Radical Faeries;

 

Dr. Magnus HIRSCHFELD [6] (1868 - 1935), physician, sexologist, and gay rights advocate.

 

Edward CARPENTER [7] (1844 - 1929), poet and early gay rights activist;

 

Adolf BRAND [8] (1874-1945) writer, publisher of the magazine "Der Eigene";

 

Larry KRAMER [9] (1935 - living), author and gay rights activist;

 

Peter TATCHELL [10] (1952 - living), gay rights campaigner, spokesman of Outrage!;

 

Dr. Franklin E. KAMENY [11] (1925 - living), gay rights activist;

 

Bayard RUSTIN [12] (1912 - 1987), civil rights activist;

 

Sir Ian MCKELLEN [13] (1939 - living), actor;

 

Manfred BRUNS [14] (1934 - living), lawyer and gay rights activist;

 

Rosa VON PRAUNHEIM [15] (1942 - living) film director and gay rights activist;

 

Alan TURING [16] (1912 - 1954) mathematician, logician, and cryptographer;

 

Peter TCHAIKOVSKY [17] (1840 - 1893), composer;

 

Pierre SEEL [18] (1923 - 2005), former KZ prisoner, gay activist;

 

Theodor WIDDIG [19] (uncertain, ca. 1870 - ca. 1921+), cobbler in Cologne, early-day gay activist from the working class;

 

John Henry Mackay [20] (1864 - 1933), writer;

 

Yukio MISHIMA [21] (1925 -1970), writer;

 

Fyodor SOLOGUB [22] (1863 - 1927), writer;

 

Craig SCHOONMAKER [23] (?? - living), a gay rights activist, editor of HI! and co-founder of the "Expansionist Party of the United States";

 

Volker BECK [24] (1960 - living), politician;

 

Klaus WOWEREIT [25] (1953 - living), politician, mayor of Berlin (Germany);

 

Bertrand DELANOE [26] (1950 - living) - politician, mayor of Paris;

 

Paul-Marie VERLAINE [27] (1844 - 1896), poet;

 

Arthur RIMBAUD [28] (1754 - 1891), poet;

 

Christopher ISHERWOOD [29] (1904 - 1986), writer;

 

Michael DENNENY [30] (?? - living), writer and editor;

 

Nokolai ALEXEJEV (?? - living), gay rights activist;

 

Fannyann EDDY [31] (1974 - 2004), lesbian activist in Sierra Leone;

 

Brian WILLIAMSON [32] (?? - 2004), gay rights aktivist in Jamaica.

 

Everett George KLIPPERT [33] (1926-1996), the last person in Canada to be arrested, charged, prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned for homosexuality before its legalization in 1969; the reforms which led to Canadian legalization of homosexuality were a direct result of the Klippert case.

 

Roy COHN [34] (1927-1986), Clout merchant & political kingmaker;

 

Guy BURGESS [35] (1911-1963), Soviet spy;

 

Anthony BLUNT [36] (1907-1983), Soviet spy;

 

Michel FOUCAULT [37] (1926-1984), Philosopher & writer;

 

Jean GENET [38] (1910-1986), Writer;

 

Marcel PROUST [39] (1871-1922), Writer;

 

Rainer Werner FASSBINDER (1945-1983), Film director;

 

Gus Van SANT [40] (1952- living), Film director

 

Wolfgang PETERSEN [41] (1941-living), Film director

 

Pier Paolo PASOLINI [42] (1922-1975), Poet, intellectual, film director, painter, activist & writer.

 

Thomas MANN (1875-1955), Writer.

 

André GIDE [43] (1869–1951), Writer.

  
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